20 December 2020

A Festive Vegan Feast

From edible gifts and drinks to the main event and desserts, here are 26 recipes to inspire your very own vegan Christmas! A time to reflect on everything we're grateful for and find ways to connect to our loved ones.

Many of these recipes can also easily be scaled back to accommodate for a smaller celebration this year as needed. Whilst the festive period looks very different for us all this season and so much has changed in the world, so above all else, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well, with the prospect of many more joyous celebrations in the future to look forward to.

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Something I absolutely love is gifts that have a purpose, something that can be used, enjoyed or even eaten - and nothing says I care more than a homemade gift.

Chai Latte Mix

I've gifted this Chai blend to a few friends and family over the past couple of years and everyone absolutely loves it. It's super easy to make, long life, tastes incredible and really shows how much thought and attention you put into gift-giving. 

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

Chewy in the middle, crunchy round the edge cookies, with chunks of vegan white chocolate and tart cranberries. If this doesn't say I love you, what does?

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Whether you whip this up on Christmas eve for your family or pull together a little gift basket with the ingredients and extras like candy canes and vegan whipped cream, this recipe is sure to go down a treat! 

Fig Chutney

A festive chutney, full of caramelised onions, dates, spices and jammy figs. Fantastic served up in a panini, on a cheese board or jarred and gifted! 

Breakfast & Brunch

Leek & Potato Waffles

Easily whipped up and you could even use leftover mash to make these delicious waffles, perfect for a Christmas brunch!

Parsnip & Maple Muffins

If sweet is your thing, you'll love these deliciously spiced parsnip and maple muffins!

Pumpkin Rösti with Chantarelle Mushrooms & Spinach 

Pull out all the stops with this pumpkin rösti, which you could easily prep in advance, for a quick win on the big day.

Turmeric & Ginger Spiced Oats

Warming, nourishing and oh so wintery, these oats are sure to hit the spot!

Creamy Polenta with Smoky Chipotle Mushrooms

These crisp, smoky mushrooms and creamy polenta are the perfect set-up for a festive walk on a cold Christmas morning. 

Starters & Nibbles

Sometimes you need a little something to keep the family happy whilst you're prepping the main event, these next recipes are fantastic starters and nibbles to do just that and many can be prepped in advance too!

Festive snack trio

Whether it's part of a buffet or served as an appetiser, this festive snack trio is a sure crowd-pleaser.

Lemon & Black Pepper Oyster Mushrooms

Crispy-crunchy coated oyster mushrooms with a zesty lemon and black pepper coating and a creamy cashew dip.

Pistachio Pesto Bruschetta

Crispy toasted bread, thickly slathered in homemade pistachio pesto, topped with cherry tomatoes.

Tahini Truffle Tenderstem Broccoli 

Fresh Tenderstem coated in a creamy tahini and truffle dressing...did someone say fancy?!

Caramelised Fig Salad

Jammy figs, fresh greens and crispy garlic croutons make up this wonderfully festive salad, all topped off with a zingy balsamic dressing.

Cauliflower & Chestnut Soup

Creamy, nutty and delicious, finished with a swirl of fresh herb oil - for the more traditional three-course meal.

The Main Event

Whether it's a nut roast, tart or pie...there's plenty of plant-powered Christmas mains to choose from!

Mushroom Tempeh Nut Roast

A firm favourite of mine, this recipe featured in Vegan Food & Living's Christmas magazine and cookbook this year. Great to prep in advance ready to re-heat, this nut roast can even be frozen ready for the big day. 

Portobello Mushroom Tarts

Something a little simpler to make but still providing that wow-factor, these mushroom tarts have featured a number of times on our family Christmas table.

Vegan Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Creamy and filled with mushrooms, sweetcorn and vegan chicken, these pies always go down an absolute treat!

Christmas Pie

Full of festive ingredients like squash, chestnuts and cranberry sauce, on a crisp cheese and chive pastry...oh go on then!


Perfect Roast Potatoes

It wouldn't be Christmas without some crisp roasties, infused with garlic and rosemary!

Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese

My absolute favourite...ultimate vegan cheese sauce with cauliflower and broccoli, creamy, delicious, melty and moreish!

Festive Greens & Tempeh Bacon

Fresh greens with a zesty marinade and smoky, salty & sweet tempeh bacon pieces. Another Feature in December's Vegan Food & Living and Christmas cookbook.

Cinnamon Whiskey Roasted Veg

A little JD Fire, maple syrup and thyme takes these roasted veg to the next level.


Gravy - I know some people love homemade gravy, but in my house it's all about the Bisto - made up super thick and poured over everything.

Cranberry sauce - Again, we also have store-bought cranberry sauce - but I have seen some lovely recipes of fresh cranberries, simmered down with orange zest, spices and sugar, which sounds delicious and super festive.

Horseradish - There are a few vegan options now available on shops like Ocado and health food shops and for my mum, it wouldn't be Christmas without the spicy kick of horseradish! 


Our dessert is usually eaten a little later after the meal, once we have more room to enjoy it. Whilst Christmas pudding is a classic, it's not to everyone's liking - so here are a few other desserts you could enjoy with lashings of vegan cream, custard or ice cream!

Pear & Ginger Spice Cake

A mix between gingerbread and a spiced fruit cake this is a sure winner with some hot custard!

Spiced Plum Crumble

Whether you like your crumble with cream, custard or icecream you won't be able to resist these jammy spiced plums and crisp crumble topping.

Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Tart

One the chocolate lovers, easy to prep in advance and delicious as is, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

I hope you all have incredible Christmases and are able to focus on the things you're grateful for. If you make any of my recipes I'd love to see them - please tag me on social media & stories @euphoricvegan and use the tag #euphoricvegan.

Veganuary is set to be bigger than ever in 2021 and I've got some great new recipes that I can't wait to share with you all! I'll be active on social media and will be answering any recipe-related questions you have on all platforms, but this will be my final blog post for the year. 

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & Stay Safe!

Cassidy xx